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Climate Activists Rally On National Day Of Action

Events Held In Milwaukee, Menomonie, Appleton, River Falls, Madison

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Climate change activists held events in five different Wisconsin cities Wednesday as part of a National Day of Action.

A protest in Milwaukee late in the afternoon included a symbolic die-in near a clock set at five minutes to midnight. Organizer Julie Enslow of 350 Milwaukee said that according to climate scientists, there isn’t much time left to slow the buildup of greenhouse gases.

“Time is running out for the planet, and we are very concerned that people in power who can make some changes are not taking this seriously enough,” she said.

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Enslow said the White House’s Clean Power Plan targeting existing coal-fired power plants is a good step, but falls short. Gov. Scott Walker has said the president’s plan goes too far and would cost the state thousands of jobs.

The People’s Climate Movement — the group behind the National Day of Action — also held events in Appleton, Madison, Menomonie and River Falls.

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